Behavioral Health Outpatient Children’s Program (Aurora): Provides a variety of services for children (early childhood to 17 years of age) and families in order to support and facilitate recovery for mental illness, trauma, disruptive behavior disorders, family relationship problems, and school issues.

Services include individual therapy, family therapy, parenting education and skill building, group therapy, consultation to schools and other agencies and psychiatric services.

The goal of counseling services are to increase self-expression and effective communication, reduce symptoms of mental illness, and to improve coping skills thus allowing the child to improve functioning at home and in school.

Case Management (Aurora, DeKalb and McHenry):

  • Assistance with obtaining Medicaid, Social Security and other benefits
  • Linkage and referral to other community services

Drop In Center (McHenry County/Woodstock): Groups that help enhance skills for socialization, connections, communication, support, wellness tools, resources, and provide a safe space that is non-judgmental and welcoming.

  • Groups are available Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  • Available to all McHenry County residents, who are 18 and over and experience mental health challenges, to assist them in their recovery, provide support, resources, and to help prevent isolation. (Proof of McHenry County residency is required.)
  • Helps develop a sense of belonging, self-worth, and responsibility.
  • Promotes social inclusion in the community.
  • Drop In is run by individuals with lived experience in mental health recovery.

Health Services (Aurora, DeKalb and McHenry):

  • Registered nurses provide medication management, medication training, medication monitoring, injection administration, ongoing promotion of wellness, collaboration with physians/doctors, on call nursing services and general health needs assessments.
  • Registered dietitian nutritionists are available for “Medical Nutrition Therapy” services.These services include individual nutrition counseling, group education and support for meal planning and meal preparation.

Individual Therapy (Aurora, DeKalb and McHenry) and Group Therapy (Aurora and McHenry):

  • Managing the symptoms of a mental illness
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family and Parenting Issues
  • Trauma
  • Managing Emotions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling for those with private insurance or Medicaid

Individual Supported Employment (Aurora): An evidence-based practice that is the most effective way to help individuals with mental and behavioral health challenges enter or return to the workforce.

The primary focus of the program is to help individuals obtain, maintain and retain competitive employment within the community; positions sought are challenging, meaningful and meet the preferences of the individual. On-the-job training, support and advocacy by AID Employment Specialists is offered to each individual for as long as desired.


Personal Micro-Business Support (Aurora): Customized guidance and support offered to any individual currently receiving AID services interested in developing his/her own business. Individuals who wish to capitalize on their talents and abilities to create unique products will work with Employment Specialists to launch personal enterprises.

Individuals will collaborate with other small business owners, receive entrepreneurial training and guidance with money/tax/benefits management.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Aurora & McHenry): Groups to help people develop skills they need for daily living and for recovering from a mental illness.

Examples of groups include:

  • Stress Management
  • Weight Loss and Health Living
  • Caring for your Emotional Self
  • Job Skills
  • Living in the Community
  • Social Skills

Telehealth Services (McHenry, Kane, Kendall and DeKalb residents): Behavioral Health interventions and psychiatry services are integral to successful recovery plans. Individuals can lead more fulfilling lives and participate in and contribute to their communities. Individuals experience barriers to treatment such as living in rural areas with little transportation opportunity or living with acute symptoms that create severe anxiety and stress and hinder recovery program participation.

Telehealth services can reach these individuals and facilitate access to remote psychiatric care and counseling. COVID 19 introduced a new barrier to service that has made telehealth services a vital component of treatment and recovery.

Access Telehealth Services today by dialing (877) 243-0001 or e-mail

Locations & Hours

      • Aurora Behavioral Health Services
        1230 N. Highland Ave.
        Aurora, IL 60506
        (630) 966-4301
        Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00a.m. – 8:30p.m.
        Friday: 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
        All intakes are by appointment only.
      • Children and Family Behavioral Health Services
        1230 N. Highland Ave.
        Aurora, IL 60506
        (630) 966-4301
        Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00a.m. – 8:30p.m.
        Friday: 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
        All intakes are by appointment only.
      • DeKalb Behavioral Health Services
        604 N. 6th St., Ste. C
        DeKalb, IL 60115
        Phone: (815) 375-5261
      • McHenry Community Mental Health Services
        5342 W. Elm Street
        McHenry, IL 60050
        Intake: (847) 931-2340  Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
      • Woodstock BH Services Drop-In Center (Located in Woodstock Assembly of God)
        1201 Dean Street
        Woodstock, IL 60098
        Intake: (630) 777-7721

Accepted Forms of Payment

  • Private Insurance
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • United Behavioral Health
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Managed Care Organizations (ICP/MMAI/FHP)
    • Aetna Better Health
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna HealthSpring
    • Humana/Beacon
    • IlliniCare/Cenpatico
    • Meridian Health Plan
  • Self-Pay
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Major Credit Card
  • Please call (630) 859-1291 for more information

Online Tools and Recovery Resources

Related Links

  • Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator – An on-line source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. (Presented by SAMHSA)
  • NAMI – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • DKK NAMI – Du Page, Kendall and Kane County NAMI
  • DBSA – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
  • SMART – A non-religious support for recovery from addictions
  • SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • National Council for Behavioral Health